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School Bus and Other Vehicles Removed From Bridge

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Clean up efforts at the scene of the 35W Bridge collapse included removal of the school bus that was on the bridge. The school bus was carrying 52 children when it collapsed on August 1st. Everyone on the bus survived the accident.

In all, 44 vehicles have been removed from the bridge since its collapse. About 100 vehicles had been on the structure when it fell Aug. 1, said Minnesota Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Gutknecht.

So far, crews have cleared cars from parts of the bridge that fell onto land. Equipment is positioned to start major debris removal once the recovery efforts are finished.

Divers also pulled the ninth victim from the wreckage today. Four people are still on the missing list. Eight people that were injured in the bridge collapse still remain in the hospital.

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